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I Have Value
October 30th, 2001 @ 12:00 pm

I have an interview today in Palatka — for a job as Putnam County Facilitator. It’s too far to travel every day. I don’t feel good about my chances. No one has offered me a job yet. I don’t feel like a failure about it — it’s just that the skills required are not in […]

Concentrate on Now
October 27th, 2001 @ 12:00 pm

So David’s in Maui, about 5500 miles away. He was hoping to see the UF/Georgia game, but it would have to be on at 9:30 AM. Jen and I went to see Star Wars on the Gainesville Plaza last night. It was pretty cold and, for the first time, the movie looked rather primitive to […]

Cantina Chili
October 25th, 2001 @ 12:00 pm

Jen came over for Mom night and we watched the Thursday shows. She made Cantina Chili (from Star Wars — vegan). It was great. David is flying to Maui tomorrow with [redacted] & her dad. I hope he has a great time. Jen and I wish he was here. We both had pictures of Sunday […]

(No Subject)
October 24th, 2001 @ 9:30 pm

My mom sent me this email on October 24, 2001: It’s funny – i just looked at the red sox jinx thing. 1 I love you with affection unspeakable as well. 2 You and [name redacted] are joy to me….almost unbearably so. I guess you read that as desparation, but it’s not – it is […]

A Nice Surprise
October 23rd, 2001 @ 12:00 pm

Jen had a movie date with Andrew Saturday as planned. While I was sort of waiting for her to call, David called instead. He never calls during the day, so it was a nice surprise. We made small talk for a while and talked about football a little. Then he asked if I had any […]

Something to Do with That
October 19th, 2001 @ 12:00 pm

I went to meet Jen at Cafe Doye tonight. She was picking a movie with a young man named Andrew. He’s really adorable, a poet, she says, and he’s been in there a few times. They’re going to the movie tomorrow afternoon. I’m happy for her. I hope she has a great time. I’m very […]

Mom Night
October 18th, 2001 @ 12:00 pm

Jen came over tonight, and we watched the Thursday shows. She calls it Mom Night. I love the time we spend together. If only David were here, it would be perfect! I gave Jen her pumpkin. I guess I’ll mail David’s out tomorrow. It’s probably silly to give them each their miniature pumpkin now, but, […]

October 17th, 2001 @ 12:00 pm

I saw Susan today. We spoke about some of the things that have been hurting me most of my life. We have to work on getting my feelings to match my intellect. She said my catastrophizing symptoms primarily and some situations is due to irrational thoughts. She said I should write down what I was […]

October 17th, 2001 @ 7:39 am

In early October I emailed my mom a note from a MovableType mailing list that mentioned a hack I had written. It was pretty silly, just a short mention of a lame hack I wrote for a blogging platform. Here is her reply: Hi, hon, That is extremely, very, incredibly cool!!! I don’t think I […]

October 15th, 2001 @ 2:14 pm

In the middle of October of 2001, mom replied to an email about a news article I’d sent her in late August of that year. The news article — about the benefits of breastfeeding — has disappeared from its original location, but can still be found on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. (And that makes […]